August 20th, 2013
The monthly jobless report issued Monday by the Indiana Department of Workforce Development showed unemployment in Adams County declined by .2 percent during July from the previous month.
Consistently sunny skies and below normal temperatures coupled with new exhibits and popular promotions helped the Indiana State Fair set a new total attendance record, according to an announcement by fair officials.
The 157th edition of the fair, which wrapped up Sunday, attracted 978,296 people through the gates – 4,394 more visitors than the previous record of 973,902 in 2009 and a 15 percent increase from last year’s total of 853,941.
The Adams County Service Complex may expand its parking capacity, according to County Attorney Mark Burry's report at Monday's commissioners meeting.
Burry informed the commissioners that James and Carol McGill are prepared to sell the empty lot east of the gym entrance to the Complex, across Third Street. Burry said the McGills' years-old appraisal priced the lot at $34,000 and recommended that the commissioners order another appraisal to make sure that price is still accurate.
HARTFORD CITY—South Adams began their young volleyball season on Monday night when they traveled to Blackford to meet up with the Bruins.
Despite a reserve win, the varsity was a three-set victim to Blackford 25-22, 25-19, 25-14.
"It was a tough loss because we did not come out as strong as I would have liked to see," admitted SA coach Amie Sprunger. "We are holding our heads up high and looking forward to another match this week against Canterbury on Thursday."
Norbert P. Selking, 77, of McHenry, Ill. formerly Hebron, Ill., passed away friday, August 16, 2013, at Heritage Woods in McHenry.
Norbert was born in Decatur on November 15, 1935, a son of the late August and Frieda (Gallmeyer) Selking.
He was a graduate of Monmouth High School and attended Valparaiso University. He received the Jaycee Distinguished Service Award in Decatur.
St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery is getting some upgrades these days.
The cemetery board recently approved board members Greg Brite and Phil Wolpert and Decatur American Legion member Bruce Reidenbach to go through the entire cemetery and update the veterans' grave markers.
Members of the Peace Monument restoration committee are asking all Adams County military veterans to turn out for next Saturday's rededication ceremony.
"We especially hope all World War II veterans in the county can attend, and we urge all veterans to be on hand," Dave Meyer, a member of the committee, said on Friday. Meyer said special seating will be arranged for the veterans.
The ceremony is scheduled to start at 2:30 p.m. next Saturday at the monument site,
The Historic Downtown Decatur Wagon Tours will be held Thursday, August 20, from 4 p.m. – 8 p. m, in conjunction with the Kekionga Taste of Decatur event.
The horse-drawn tours will begin and end at Riverside Center and feature local historian Max Miller with a history of the many sites of interest in the downtown area
Tickets will be available during the event at $5 each.
Bellmont soccer hosted a total of nine teams on Saturday for their annual Soccer Jamboree including squads from Leo, New Haven, South Adams, and Woodlan.
"It was a beautiful Saturday morning for the event," BHS girls coach Steve Lee noted afterwards. "We were pleased with athletic department staff as it was very organized and it helped make this a great start for soccer season."
Tonight's contest at Worthman Stadium between the Jay County Patriots and the Bellmont Braves will be webcasted by the DDD. The football scrimmage will begin at approximately 7 p.m. and the broadcast will begin coverage around 6:40 p.m.
To view tonight's game, click the link below to the game page. Log in with a username and password for the free service. Enjoy!